A new approach to measuring technology with an application to the shape of the diffusion curves

Diego Comin, Bart Hobijn, Emilie Rovito

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Abstract

This paper documents the sources and measures of the cross-country historical adoption technology (CHAT) data set that covers the diffusion of about 115 technologies in over 150 countries over the last 200 years. We use this comprehensive data set to explore the shape of the diffusion curves. Our main finding is that, once the intensive margin is measured, technologies do not diffuse in a logistic way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-207
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Technology Transfer
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cross-country studies
  • Technology adoption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Engineering(all)

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